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  • Liquor store chain to close a Mountain View store in response to neighborhood pressure

    A Brown Jug liquor store in Mountain View will close by the end of the year, the company’s owners said Friday, a sign of an Anchorage-wide trend: Citizens are having more success pushing liquor stores to address problems caused by chronic alcoholics and litter.  In an unusual agreement with neighbors, Brown Jug made a series of commitments. In addition to […]

  • Weary of alcohol deaths, Napaskiak asks governor to declare state of emergency

    The Native village of Napaskiak asked Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday to declare a state of emergency, following an increase in alcohol-related deaths. Bethel’s liquor store has disrupted village life so badly that it requires state and federal intervention, according to tribal council members. Read more here.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous works for some people. A new study suggests the alternatives do too.

    For the past several decades, Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 steps have dominated addiction treatment in America — boasting millions of adherents and turning into the standard option within most addiction treatment programs in the US. A new study has found, however, that AA, the original 12-step program, and others like it don’t have to be the only answer […]

  • Spouses have strong influence on risk for alcohol misuse

    It’s long been known that spouses tend to resemble each other in alcohol consumption and misuse, the study team writes in JAMA Psychiatry, but it hasn’t been clear whether that’s because people with similar habits seek each other out, or because partners exert a strong influence on one another. When the researchers looked at whether […]



  • Film Screening: Moment to Moment, Teens Growing Up with FASDs
    Join the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and the Alaska Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education for a film screening with discussion to follow. This free event will take place on Friday, March 30, 11:30-1:00 at Bear Tooth Theaterpub in Anchorage. More info can be found here.

    Time: 11:30-1:00 AKST
    Location: Bear Tooth Theatrepub, West 27th Avenue, Anchorage, AK, USA
  • OPT-In Kiana: 3rd Annual Conference
    OPT-In Kiana will host its third annual conference April 5-7, 2018 in Kiana, Alaska. Early registration for the conference is open for youth 12-young adult. Activities include cultural workshops, skill building, planning for your future, and healthy living workshops. For more information, please click here.

    Location: Kiana, AK, USA
  • Out of the Darkness Community Walk: Fairbanks
    The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host an Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Fairbanks on Saturday, April 28, 2018. For more information, including how to register, please click here.

  • Out of the Darkness Community Walk: Mat-Su
    The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting an Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Mat-Su on Saturday, May 5, 2018. For more information, including how to register, click here.

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